Name/Address: 355 East 19th Street
Developer: Yosi Cohen
Architect: Brent M. Porter Architects
Size: seven full-floor condos
Prices: from $2.925 million
Sales & Marketing: The Corcoran Group's Tamir Shemesh Team
The former home of the Christ Lutheran Church on East 19th Street has made the perhaps inevitable transition to a boutique condo development, with seven full-floor units that are billed as "affordable luxury." (What that means: the apartments start at close to $3 million…so, affordable for the neighborhood, but maybe not for the average New Yorker.)
Unlike the red-brick townhouses that are found throughout much of the neighborhood, the building will be clad in beige Kolumba bricks imported from Denmark; the rest of the building, designed by Brent M. Porter Architects, has the usual luxury-condo amenities, including a roof deck, high ceilings throughout, and lovely finishes.
Each unit also comes with a private outdoor space, whether it's a balcony on the smaller units, or full terraces on the penthouse. There's also a 2,600-square-foot "townhouse-style" duplex on the ground floor, which has its own private backyard. (Because of course it does.) Asking prices begin at about $3 million for the smaller units, and go up to $4.1 million for that fancy duplex.